3 More Women Join the Etiquette Anchor Team!
13 February 2012
Tania De Rozario
Wondering what else we have been up to besides our upcoming anthology and our event for International Women’s Day? Well besides planning for our next big showcase in 2013 (which will, for the first time, include a music category - woohoo!), we have three new women on our anchor team, volunteering their time and talent to the Etiquette cause....
Heading ead our new music arm, is Michaela Therese. Once called “Singapore’s answer to Alicia Keys” and vaunted for her performance with industry giant Brian McKnight, Michaela also boasts two sold-out concerts at The Esplanade, opening sets for the legendary James Browns God-daughter, Carleen Anderson and José James and was recently voted one of the Top 10 Live Acts in Singapore by Life!, The Straits Times. In May 2011, Michaela was personally invted to sing Jim Brickman’s songs during his concernt with him at The Esplanade. She was also the sole invited performer at UNIFEM’s annual gala dinner, SNOW™ 2011. An ingenious songwriter, a power-packed vocalist and also a committed advocator of human and animal rights, Michaela is working on an EP under her other moniker, Miss Mic, and on releasing a single-by-single album.
Meanwhile, joining Mardhiah Osman on our film team, is Vanessa Ho, a recent graduate of University College London, where she did her Master of Arts in Gender, Society & Representation. Known largely as one of the seven organizers behind Singapore’s first installment of SlutWalk, Vanessa has dedicated a large portion of her time to film and activism since she has come home. An employee at Project X, a group that spends its time and energy fighting for the rights of sex workers in Singapore, Vanessa was also responsible for a series of screenings at Post-Museum, platformed under the umbrella of her project Ob/scene, a series of gender-related events that seeks to bring onto the scene, what was once off the scene. A porn enthusiast, Vanessa strongly believes that the sex revolution is The Revolution.
And last but not least, Krishna Udayasankar joins us as an editor on our upcoming anthology. Krishna is the author of the forthcoming Aryavarta Chronicles (publishers: Hachette), a series of mytho-historical novels set in ancient India. She is currently working on her fourth full-length novel, a collection of prose-poems entitled ‘Objects of Affection, and also on a collection of short stories: ‘Made in Singapore’ which explores issues of identity and belonging amongst Singapore’s diverse migrant population. Krishna holds a PhD in Strategic Management, as well as a graduate qualification in International Business and an Honours degree in Law. She works as a Lecturer at Nanyang Business School, and is also co-author on an International Business textbook.
Etiquette is excited to have expanded its team and thrilled about the three new brains to have joined us. Stay tuned to upcoming events and be sure to mail us with you thoughts, suggestions and congratulations!
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